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IPA | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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3.96/5
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1,336 Ratings
IPAIPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States
lakefrontbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cichief on 01-05-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,787
Reviews:
365
Ratings:
1,336
pDev:
11.87%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
293
Trade:
3
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1/5  rDev -74.7%

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1/5  rDev -74.7%

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1/5  rDev -74.7%

Photo of dubinsky
1.99/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into my C&B Bruges snifter.

A - Pours a very hazy, orange , with a ton of sediment. A two finger foamy white head tops this beer. Decent lacing.

S - Very piney with some decent citrus aroma. I am not expecting any sweetness from this beer. The aroma is not super strong either, requires that i really put my nose in there to draw in the smell.

T - Not great. This beer is mostly grassy and very lopsided. Its bitter, but not much else happening here. The aftertaste is somewhat reminiscent of a BMC, rice and corn. Weird!

M - Like i said, very uneven which leads to a very lousy mouth feel. The only thing i can say is that the carbonation is OK. As far as mouth feel goes, it feels bad in my mouth.

D - For the style this is completely undrinkable. If comparing to a BMC, its great and very drinkable. You get the idea. I will not be buying this again.

On the plus side, this really gives me hope that i can one day sell my home brewed beers, cause if these guys can do it, so can i.

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Photo of hydrate
2/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Little to no hops. Almost lager like. Finish is dry but unflavored. Wouldn't do it again. Retasted 1/9/17: much more positive impression. Would probably rate a 3.25 this time. Will wait for a 3rd tasting in MKE b4 changing my rating. Also, avoid Lakefront Fixed Gear Pale Ale. Had it immediately b4 Lakefront IPA & think the Fixed Gear being so bad may be responsible for my improved impression of their IPA.

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Photo of Kiniey01
2/5  rDev -49.5%

Photo of Nickyscott1899
2/5  rDev -49.5%

Photo of mercatonero
2/5  rDev -49.5%

Photo of KingBiscuit
2.25/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of user785335
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of DrMindbender
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of Hopstout
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of Nick-K
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of BMos
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of salvo
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

My Eye-P-A was over-carbonated and pretty well exploded upon opening (and I'm now convinced that cute naming is a death knell). I tried to keep the foaming explosion from pouring all over the basement bar and ended up with beery splatter all over the walls, floor, my shirt. In a quixotic attempt to keep the mess to a minimum, I put the bottle in my mouth, and ended up with sinuses full of froth. So mouthfeel takes a hit. And at the end of it all, this is a mediocre beer, and it left a gritty, unhappy aftertaste--in both my mouth and sinuses. So many reasons not to go back to this one.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of Fartknocker
2.52/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle

A- appearance is a nicley unfiltered deep yellowish amber
S- combination malt/citrus is the dominant scent combined
T- citrus and bitterness come through equally, with the bitterness lingering a bit
M- average carbonation
D- not the type of beer i would drink more than one or two

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Photo of OWSLEY069
2.61/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clean orange-ish/ copper color with a white head. In the aroma, a sweeter malt and a small grapefruit hop. In the taste, a small sticky-sweet grapefruity hop, and a mellow malt backing. A small bitterness in a mainly light mouthfeel, and a sticky-sweet to dry, small hoppy aftertaste. Light for an IPA, small hops, and kind of watery.

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Photo of tr4nc3d
2.62/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured this into my pint glass

It has a murky orange color with a freaking huge slightly off white 5inch head. Very foamy/rocky head that leaves an island of it right in the middle, GREAT head retention. Lacing is scattered all over the sides of my glass, man oh man this beer looks fantastic.

This has a very mildly citrus fruit aroma of mostly lemons/oranges? and some pine with spices, some caramel malt comes in also.

Very mild tasting IPA. Has a small amount of bitterness upfront that mellows out to just the ever so slightly citrus sweetness.

Mouthfeel is very thin and dry on the mouth. Aftertaste is kind of leaning towards cardboard. Maybe I got a bad bottle, but I doubt it.

My thoughts are that besides the appearance, this IPA lacks flavor, so theres no chance I would ever buy this again or drink it.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
2.65/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Hazy light orange body, an incredible amount of sediment, little carbonation streams, topped by three fingers of snow white loose bubbles. Good lacing. Not sure I've ever seen this much sediment in an IPA.

Mild pine and citrus aroma. Really needs a deep sniff.

Light sweet start quickly splashes on the tongue. Quickly topped by earthy bitter hops with a note of cleanser.

Sloppy mouthfeel lacks firmness for the style.

Okay drinkability, no trouble finishing this, but not looking for another.

Too many better IPAs to return to this one.

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Photo of waitforit
2.67/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Slightly cloudy and rust-colored. Some sticky and off-white head, which rapidly disappears.

S: Very little. Distant notes of caramel and wood chips.

T: Pretty forgettable hoppiness with a noticeable malt back. A slight lingering sour, almost bilious aftertaste.

M: Thinner and more elusive than I'd like. Still a bit mouthwatering in that resiny IPA way.

O: Not bad, but nothing I'd want to try again.

Try it again? 2 - Probably not.

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2.72/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Pours an orange color with a bit of haze and frothy off-white head.

S: Initial smells of grassy and earthy hops, a hint of grapefruit. Faint smell of malt lingers in the background.

T: Grassy hops. Come across very dry in the mouth. Losing the grapefruit flavor that I could smell. Not much malt character to balance the hops. A bit to grassy for my likes.

M: Light to medium body. Very carbonated, too much for this type of beer.

D: Somewhat unbalanced. High amount of carbonation makes it hard to drink.

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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

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IPA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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